William Reed to launch The Big Hospitality Expo in September 2022

William Reed has announced it is bringing the power of all its market-leading and trusted hospitality brands together to launch The Big Hospitality Expo from 26-28th September 2022.

BigHospitality, The Morning Advertiser, MCA Insight, Lumina Intelligence, World’s 50 Best, The Restaurant Show and the company’s suite of event brands and platforms will together launch the show targeting specifically the hospitality industry of today – and the future. 

The Big Hospitality Expo will be the ultimate event for restaurateurs and chefs, casual dining operators as well as pubs and bars. The Restaurant Show, an exhibition also run by William Reed, that for over 30 years has attracted the UK’s best chefs, operators and exhibitors, will continue as part of the new Big Hospitality Expo and will deliver even more for the restaurant sector.

William Reed is also bringing Hostech, its hospitality technology content and event platform, to the show to deliver the vital tech and marketing innovations to help operators drive efficiencies, increase profits, and enhance the customer experience.

The Big Hospitality Expo will showcase the best products, services, and innovations in the market, and will feature a packed agenda of industry insight, keynote sessions and panel discussions with industry leading speakers from across the industry. There will also be food, drink and business focused workshops, masterclasses, and networking events, of which more information will be announced in the coming months.

“Over the past few years, and even more so over the past 18 months, we have seen an evolution of the hospitality sector with operators showing their resilience and innovative spirit by diversifying into retail. The lines between types of operators are blurring as never before and there are many emerging brands that are driving change” says publisher of BigHospitality and director of the new exhibition Jo Wattar.

“William Reed is uniquely positioned as the only business with an extensive portfolio of news, content, event and exhibition platforms that connect with the hospitality industry year-round, and which also has brands in the retail space. As we come out of the pandemic and the hospitality  industry recovers, it’s vital that we too adapt, invest and launch this new exhibition that will be better placed than ever to deliver what our communities need to run successful businesses and drive connections.”

HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR 2021 EXHIBITORS

Some of our exhibitors have been telling us about their products and services, as well as their excitement at being with us this year. Take a look at some of their videos below:

 

sTEVE eLLIOT, SALES DIRECTOR, VALENTINE EQUIPMENT

 

Marcus Isaacs, Sales Manager, HOLOS Kombucha

 

Roderick Schneider, General Manager, Workforce

 

Alexandria Surry, Manager, PPL PRs

 

Rosario Cutuli, Senior Marketing Manager, Lightspeed

 

Claire Bosi, Koppert Cress at The Restaurant Show 2021

 

 
 

Professionals across the hospitality industry will be coming together once again this September (27th – 29th) as The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo, returns to Olympia London with a remit of helping the industry come back stronger than ever.

Hundreds of products are expected to light up the show floor as exhibitors from the worlds of food, drink, tableware, technology and equipment make their long-awaited return to live events.

The buzz of the show floor, with a wealth of exhibitors showcasing their latest and greatest products, will be complemented by a stellar line-up of free-to-attend live talks and events on the BigHospitality Live stage. From sustainability to future trends, industry experts will be debating and discussing the most pressing issues of the day backed by the latest insight from Lumina Intelligence.

Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed says: “The Restaurant Show has always brought the biggest and most exciting players in our industry together and in 2021 that’s no different. Whether you’re an operator out for the latest innovations, a budding chef looking for all the latest trends or a stakeholder with questions about the industry’s future, there’s something here for you.

“It’s such a privilege to be able to return to live events and it’s testament to this industry’s resilience that we can all now look forward to a positive future.”

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo is supported by BigHospitality, Morning Advertiser and Lumina Intelligence, allowing the award-winning team at William Reed to harness the best industry knowledge and expertise to continue The Restaurant Show’s legacy as the destination for insight, innovation and inspiration.

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Nick Clancy and Clare Freeman | Jellybean Creative Solutions
Tel: 01372 227950 | Email: nick@jellybeancreative.co.uk or clare@jellybeancreative.co.uk

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo is taking place from 27th – 29th September at Olympia London. It is a product of the award-winning team at William Reed.

The Restaurant Show Unveils Stellar Live Events Line-Up

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo, has revealed its full programme of free-to-attend live events, set to take place on the BigHospitality Live Stage when the show returns to Olympia London this September (27th – 29th).  
With a line-up of speakers
that reads like a who’s who of industry heavyweights, visitors will be treated to expert advice on everything from sustainability and restaurant design to trends and technology, all backed by the latest insight from Lumina Intelligence.

Top chefs and industry leaders will be taking to the stage alongside experts in design, technology and food & drink to share insight and opinions and debate the biggest issues facing hospitality now and in the future.

Speakers include Executive Chairman of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, Peter Borg-Neal; Hawksmoor Co-Founder & CEO, Will Beckett; CEO of UKHospitality, Kate Nicholls; Michelin-starred Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt; Paul Dickinson, Director of Food, Fullers; pioneer of high-end barbeque cooking Neil Rankin; Chris Gamm, CEO of The Springboard Charity; Claire Smith, Director of ABDA Design; and star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Asma Khan, amongst many others.

Andrew Reed, Managing Director – Wine & Exhibitions, William Reed says: “The fantastic line-up of speakers appearing at The Restaurant Show this year is testament to our industry’s unrivalled sense of community. Hospitality is a tough business, but a hugely rewarding one – made all the more so by the people who work in it. It’s always a privilege to see industry experts come together on stage at The Restaurant Show and share their knowledge and insight with others – improving our industry’s prospects as a result.”

The full programme of live events is available below:

Monday 27th September - 

10:30am – Appetite for change: opportunities and challenges ahead for UK eating out

11:15am – Hospitality: A vision for the future

12:10pm – The covers story: getting diners back through the door

1:05pm – Feeding the fire: Fireside Chat with Stefan Chomka and Niklas Ekstedt

2:00pm – The Great Reset: How restaurants can build back with sustainability at heart

3:00pm – Trend to long-term: how plant-based is changing menus

4:00pm - Key takeaways: what’s next for food delivery?


Tuesday 28th September - 

10:30am – Raising the bar: navigating pub market recover

11:15am - Data: The hospitality game changer?

12:10pm – Championing and empowering women in hospitality with Asma Khan and Sally Abé

1:05pm – Table talk: build relationships, boost loyalty

2:00pm – Word on the street: the future of (street) food

3:00pm – Low2No need-to-knows: on-trade insights

4:00pm – Feed your imagination: immersive dining


Wednesday 29th September

10:30am – Restaurants reimagine: a future outlook for UK restaurants

11:15am – Staffing 2021: lost generation of lasting opportunity?

12:10pm – Better by design: planning your restaurant space

1:05pm – Working lunch with Big Hospitality’s Stefan Chomka

2:00pm – Team tech: leveraging technology to optimise staffing

For more details on the all the speakers and seminar, click here.

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo is supported by BigHospitality, Morning Advertiser and Lumina Intelligence, allowing the award-winning team at William Reed to harness the best industry knowledge and expertise to continue The Restaurant Show’s legacy as the destination for insight, innovation and inspiration.

 

 

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Press Office Contact Details:

Nick Clancy and Clare Freeman | Jellybean Creative Solutions

Tel: 01372 227950 | Email: nick@jellybeancreative.co.uk or clare@jellybeancreative.co.uk

The Restaurant Show, featuring Catering Equipment Expo is taking place from 27th – 29th September at Olympia London. It is a product of the award-winning team at William Reed.

William Reed to Unite the Hospitality Industry at The Restaurant Show

Combining the might of BigHospitality, Morning Advertiser and Lumina Intelligence, The Restaurant Show featuring Catering Equipment Expo will furnish you with the information, insight and connections you need to rebuild and accelerate your business and navigate the future in the best way possible. 

BigHospitality Live is the dedicated content stage bringing together experts from across the sector, addressing critical business issues in a series of free-to-attend high quality content, thought leadership and the latest industry insight from Lumina Intelligence. 

The Restaurant Show provides you with the platform to reconnect and, of course, to taste the latest products in the market.  Experts will look at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, while navigating new pitfalls in the path back to profit.

William Reed has worked closely with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) in developing the industry wide AllSecure Standards, designed to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety, allowing its shows to operate effectively and safely according to Government and local authority guidance.

We look forward to September as a time of great celebration, of new ways of thinking, new products and new attitudes when the industry can reunite.

For further information on exhibiting contact Sara Hauffé-Brett, Commercial Director on 01293 610365

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